Hoop earring with dog's head terminal

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

D.: 1.4 cm. Weight: 2.02 gm

Accession Number

90.179

Medium or Technique

Gold; garnet or carnelian

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

A very small spiral hoop earring with a dog’s head terminal. The head of the animal is joined to a garnet or carnelian bead and a collar of tongues in sheet gold. The hoop tapers to a point for insertion into the mouth of the animal. This earring forms a pair with 90.180.

Provenance

By date unknown with Edward Perry Warren; November 14, 1890: anonymous gift to MFA

Credit Line

Anonymous gift